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Update regarding contact lenses and COVID-19

Contact lens wear is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic as long as proper hand washing and disinfecting procedures are followed, according to three experts quoted in a press release from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education.

“When using contact lenses or spectacles, careful and thorough hand washing followed by hand drying with unused paper towels is paramount.

“For contact lens wearers, this should occur before every insertion and removal,” they said.

The three also emphasized the importance of disinfecting spectacles and glasses, as the corona virus can remain on hard surfaces and glasses for hours to days.

They recommend discontinuing contact lens wear when sick and said that spectacles are not proven to offer protection.

” Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FCAHS, DipCLP, DipOrth, FIACLE, FAAO; Philip Morgan, BSc, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA; and Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, said in the release. is director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education at the University of Waterloo in Canada; Morgan is chair of the division of pharmacy and optometry at the University of Manchester, U.K.; and Nichols is associate vice president of research and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.

Effective Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:00 am Primary EyeCare Associates will launch our second phase of re-opening our offices.  Our office hours will return to our previous hours excluding Saturdays. Saturdays will be on a rotating schedule between the Sidney, Fort Loramie, and Troy offices.

Also, for all optical repairs, pickups and adjustments they will continue to be by appointment only until further notice. Please call our office to set up those times if you are in need of any optical assistance.

We will continue to wear appropriate PPE and ask you to consider as well when visiting our offices.  Please limit companions, we have a limited number of people allowed in our buildings until the order is modified. Social distancing must be enforced while visiting our offices as well. In addition, please visit our website at www.primaryeyecare.org and download patient forms to be completed before your appointment. If you are unable to download forms, please call our office and we will mail them to you.  

To our vision therapy patients, please continue to be patient with us as we are still developing the proper and safe therapy guidelines. We will be contacting our therapy patients in the coming weeks.

The Doctors and staff at Primary EyeCare Associates

Primary EyeCare Associates Temporary Office Hours Effective June 1, 2020

Sidney

Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday: Rotating every other (Fort Loramie and Troy offices will be open when Sidney office is closed)

Fort Loramie

Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday: Rotating every other (Sidney office will be open when Fort Loramie and Troy offices are closed)

Troy

Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday: Rotating every other (Sidney office will be open when Fort Loramie and Troy offices are closed)

 

The Doctors and staff at Primary EyeCare Associates